It's whataboutism taken to an extreme. The problem is that once you go down that road, only the worst thing that's ever happened in the history of man is actually bad. And even then, what about the dinosaurs? I mean yeah, covid isn't English sweating sickness. Perspective is a thing that's helpful insofar as it allows us to say, "this too shall pass," but it's entirely unhelpful as a means of coping in the moment.